What’s Next for Biofortification in Africa Post-Kigali?

HarvestPlus is hosting a series of five webinars to follow up on the Second Global Conference on Biofortification that was held earlier this year in Kigali, Rwanda.  The webinars, each focused on different sectors and regions, will discuss how best to integrate biofortified nutritious crops into comprehensive food and nutrition security efforts in countries with >> Read more

New Study Finds that Orange Maize Improves Vitamin A in Children

Biofortified “orange” maize can increase body stores of vitamin A in children. This is the finding of an efficacy study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study involved Zambian children who were fed either white maize, orange maize, or a daily vitamin A supplement over three months. The researchers found that >> Read more

HarvestPlus announced the release of the 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, biofortified nutritious crops reached more than a million farmers in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia. The new annual report, Diving into Delivery, shares HarvestPlus's accomplishments in eight target countries. You can also read about a new radio drama series on orange sweet potato, results from nutrition studies, and more. Read the report online >> Read more

How to better nourish 9 billion

As part of the "Nourishing 9 Billion" symposium at the 2014 American Society for Plant Biologists Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, A4NH Flagship Leader, Alan de Brauw gave a talk on the barriers to agricultural technology adoption in developing countries and the potential role of biofortification in helping people get access to more nutritious food.